Over the years, Don Jazzy has been the head of two major record labels in Nigeria. Mo’hits (before it’s break up) and now, Mavin. One indisputable fact about Don Jazzy over the years is that he has made hits and also contributed to the growth of Afrobeats around the world. But one fact that most neglect is the fact that Don Jazzy has brought up artistes who has raised the music bar and culture in Nigeria and Africa at large.
Don Jazzy in his career has pushed artistes like Wandecoal, D’banj, Dr. Sid, Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage and many more. Most of these artistes are revolutionary artistes who have won awards both locally and internationally. Most of these artistes have also won big at the Headies award which is highly respected.
Furthermore, at this year’s Headies event, Rema won the award for the ‘Next Rated Artiste’ in Nigeria. The ‘Next Rated’ award is an award given to artistes that have prospects of being one of the big names in the Nigerian music industry. Rema winning that award made it Don Jazzy’s 3rd artiste to win the ‘Next Rated Artiste’ award. The first was Wandecoal, Second was Reekado Banks and now, Rema.
No label owner has been able to provide artistes that win the ‘Next Rated Artiste’ from that same label. Olamide has been the only artiste to come close with Lil Kesh and Fireboy DML but unfortunately, he lost on both occasions to Don Jazzy.
When it’s time to give honor to whom honor is due, Don Jazzy should be given the highest regard. He has proven to know the music business more than most. Also, he has provided ground for artistes to grow in Africa. Here’s some more good news. Don Jazzy has assured fans that he’s not stopping!